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The global Cold War : third world interventions and the making of our times

Author: Odd Arne Westad
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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The Cold War shaped the world we live in today - its politics, economics, and military affairs. This book shows how the globalisation of the Cold War during the last century created the foundations for most of the key conflicts we see today, including the War on Terror.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Odd Arne Westad
ISBN: 0521853648 9780521853644
OCLC Number: 61702430
Description: xiv, 484 p. : ill., maps. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The empire of liberty: American ideology and foreign interventions --
The empire of justice: Soviet ideology and foreign interventions --
The revolutionaries: anti-colonial politics and transformations --
Creating the Third World: the United States confronts revolution --
The Cuban and Vietnamese challenges --
The crisis of decolonization: Southern Africa --
The prospects of socialism: Ethiopia and the Horn --
The Islamist defiance; 9. The 1980s: the Reagan offensive --
The Gorbachev withdrawal and the end of the Cold War --
Conclusion: Revolutions, interventions and Great Power collapse.
Responsibility: Odd Arne Westad.
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The Cold War shaped the world we live in today - its politics, economics, and military affairs. This book shows how the globalisation of the Cold War during the last century created the foundations for most of the key conflicts we see today, including the War on Terror.

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